The European Union (EU) has set the target of increasing the share of biofuels and so-called alternative fuels, including gaseous fuels,in road transport to 20% by 2020. Upgraded biogas (biomethane) and compressed natural gas (CNG) offer an environmental friendly alternative to the conventional vehicle fuels in use today. But in order to create new markets thecrucial questions still remain the continuous expansion of the network of CNG and L-CNG filling stations and increase in the number of Natural GasVehicles (NGVs).

The Trans-European Road to Renewable Mobility –seminar will present real success stories and best practice cases from countries where the infrastructure development of NG/biomethane filling stations and number of NGVs are already on its way.

Welcome to learn about real NGV success stories from across Europe!

Date: Thursday 28.1.2010

Venue: Hilton City Hotel Malmö, Triangeln 2, SE-200 10 Malmö, Sweden

Travel Information:

From Copenhagen Airport:

If you're going back within 24 hours, the best way to travel is to buy a both-ways-ticket in the automatic ticket machines at the airport (on the way down to track 1). The trains leave for Malmö every 20 minutes. Please be advised that your stop, Malmö Central, is the second after the airport. At Malmö C, take the green city bus no. 5 , and jump off at the third stop (Malmö Triangeln) – your ticket is valid for this trip too. Going back is the same way, and the ticket is still valid. If you are two adults, the “duo” option is 10% less expensive.

If you only bought a single fare at the airport, you will not be able to buy your ticket across the bridge in the city buses, only the ride to Malmö Central (cash, 18 SEK, they give change up to 100 SEK). Then you can buy your trip back to the airport in the automatic ticket machines at the station using your credit card or cash.

From Malmö Airport:

Take a taxi (fixed price is 495 SEK), or take the airport coach directly to the Triangeln square, just opposite the hotel (Flygbussarna, 199 SEK, goes 7:45, 8:20 or 9:10, arrives approx. 25 minutes later).

Conference Price: Free of charge

Please, register for the seminar by Friday 22.1.2010. The registry is necessary, since the organiser NGVA Europe has to know the number of participants, in order to book the conference facility and also the catering which will be served.

Thank you and see you in Malmö!


9.00 Registration and coffee
9.20 Opening session by Tytti Laitinen, Jyväskylä Innovation Oy, GasHighWay project coordinator

9.30 NGV markets. Existing best practice in the GasHighWay countries


  • Introduction. Mattias Svensson, Swedish Gas Center
  • Finland. Jussi Vainikka, Gasum Oy
  • Sweden. Tula Ekengren, FordonsGas Sverige
  • Baltic States. (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Ahto Oja, Mõnus Minek
  • Poland. Magdalena Rogulska, Institute for Fuels and Renewable Energy
  • Czech Republic. Zdenek Prokopec, Asociace NGV / Motor Jikov 
  • Germany. Johannes Selke, German Society for sustainable Biogas and Bioenergy Utilisation (GERBIO) 
  • Austria. Heimo Blattner, Steirische Gaswärme GmbH
  • Italy. Michele Ziosi, NGV System Italia

12.15 Lunch break

13.00 NGV technology. New best practice examples in Europe


  • Pivotal questions for a successful NGV strategy, by Mattias Svensson, Swedish Gas Center
  • Clean Heavy Duty – CNG in factory supply transport of Magna Steyr, by Markus Rudolf, Magna Steyr
  • Biogas installation and biomethane production in Germany, by Peter Schrum, Bundesverband Biogene Kraft und Treibstoffe e.V
  • LNG – a unique transport solution for medium and long distance road transport, by Jordi Sole, Indox Cryo Energy (Ros Roca Group)
  • Low-Carbon Heavy Goods Transport with Dual-Fuel and Bio-Methane, by Steve Whelan, Clean Air Power

15.30 Coffee Break

15.50 NG/biomethane as a key factor in European fuel policy, by Manuel Lage, NGVA Europe

16.10 Panel Discussion
          Crucial questions and the future role of natural gas and biomethane for road transport

16.45 Closure of the seminar

Further information, please, contact

The Trans-European Road to Renewable Mobility –seminar is organised by the GasHighWay project and NGVA Europe.